Saturday Running and The Art of Fitness
Yesterday I was lucky enough to attend not one but two fabulous fitness events…
The first fabulous event was my lululemon run club in the morning where we braved the freezing cold weather and ran 4 miles in the park. After the run I had a meeting across town and by the time that it was over it was already noon and I had an apartment viewing at 1:30 so I had some time to kill… What to do? Well, when you’re The Compost Cook you know of all of the free events, so I knew that on the west side there was a travel expo. Why not? It turned out to be super west and very much out of my way but I was able to sneak in (oops ?) and get ill from the amount of free candy that I ate from the various travel agents. Yuck, but I suppose I saved money on lunch!
After the apartment viewing I headed to Queens for the first time! Why? Well I was determined to attend a Pilates open house… It was amazing and totally worth the commute, which was super easy, due to the subway station being on the studio’s doorstep! The studio is The Art of Fitness and they were hosting their 3rd annual open house, with snacks, drinks and mini classes. This studio rocks. Upon arriving I was immediately greeted by the lovely Aimee, directed my towards their bountiful spread of wine, fresh veggies, hummus and pesto (I definitely feasted!). Anyway, the first of the two mini classes that I participated in was Dance Stretch and Tone, led by the owner of the studio. This sampler class was heavenly; I felt sexier, stretchier and sage-r by the end of the twenty minutes. The class provides students with a similar warmup to that of a dancer and by the end of class you are reaching new heights that you thought impossible.
The next class was led by Aimee and she energetically led us through Cardio Ballet Blast. This class used the ballet barre and made us all feel like teeny tiny ballet dancers and I could feel my body toning and lengthening as we pulsed and piléd to fun dance music. I particularly liked the standing ab series where we stretched and folded, using the barre for balance as we toned our abs.
After cardio blast, I got to speak to Aimee about the studio, about her passion for teaching her classes and about her ‘addiction’ to aerial and cirque work. While Aimee and I were getting to know each other, there was a High Heel Hotties class that seemed as sassy, sexy and fun as the previous classes.
I left The Art of Fitness feeling great and I hope to visit the studio again soon.
How is your weekend going? Have you tried any of these classes?
Love love looove
PS Today I attended part TWO of Circuit of Change‘s Sunday Goals Workshop with LIVE drumming. Incredible event and I will be sure to post about it ASAP:)